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What is Lycopene?
What is the main source of Lycopene?
What is the source of Lycopene in LycoRed?

What is Lyc-O-Mato®?
Can any other company market LycoRed in India or South-East Asia?
What are carotenoids
?
What is the role of carotenoids in health?

What are free radicals?

What protects the organism from free radicals?
What are the side effects & contraindications of Lycopene?
Does Lycopene have any major drug interactions?
What is the toxic dose of Lycopene?

Is LycoRed approved by FDA?
What is the plasma half-life of lycopene?
What are the plasma levels of lycopene in healthy individuals?

What is recommended dosage of LycoRed?
When to start therapy and for how long?
Should lycopene be prescribed as a prophylactic?
Well lets just eat healthy?

How much diet is 1 softgel of LycoRed equivalent to?
In LycoRed, why are other constituents included besides Lyc-O-Mato®?
Is α -Tocopherol (Vitamin E) contained in LycoRed safe?
What does the latest research on Lyc-O-Mato® say?
How does Lyc-O-Mato® compare to just plain lycopene?

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Q. What is Lycopene?

A. Lycopene, the major carotenoid found in the tomato, gives the tomato its typical red color. It is an important antioxidant with a unique ability to inactivate or "quench" free radicals that can damage our cells.

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Q. What is the main source of Lycopene?

A. The main source of Lycopene is tomatoes.

Lycopene is also found is smaller quantities in guava, watermelon, pink grapefruit.

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Q. What is the source of Lycopene in LycoRed?

A. Lycopene contained in LycoRed is Lyc-O-Mato® , which is the registered trademark of Israel-based LycoRed Ltd. This company holds the world process patent for extraction of Lyc-O-Mato® from specially bred "Lycopene-Rich-Tomatoes". Specially bred LRT contain 4 times the Lycopene contained in normal tomatoes.

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Q. What is Lyc-O-Mato®?

A. Lyc-O-Mato® is an all-natural extract of red, ripe tomatoes. Lyc-O-Mato® provides a full complement of tomato carotenoids and other nutrients to benefit good health. The synergy of the natural tomato lycopene, phytoene, phytofluene, beta-carotene, phytosterols, and vitamin E results in enhanced activity and this means greater health benefits.

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Q. Can any other company market LycoRed in India or South-East Asia?

A No, Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd. holds exclusive marketing rights for the world-patented product, Lyc-O-Mato® in India and South-East Asia by the brand name LycoRed.

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Q. What are carotenoids?

A. Carotenoids are a family of naturally occurring compounds found in many plants. Lycopene and beta-carotene, both found in Lyc-O-Mato® , are among the major carotenoids that occur in appreciable quantities in human blood and tissues and are believed to be important to our health and well being.

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Q. What is the role of carotenoids in health?

A. Carotenoids are antioxidants. They play an important role in health maintenance by helping to reduce the impact and minimize the oxidative damage caused by surplus free radicals in the body. These surplus free radicals result from normal cell metabolism, pollution, smoking and other environmental exposures. The mixture of phytonutrients naturally occurring in LycoRed also act as potent antioxidants.

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Q. What are free radicals?

A. Free radicals are highly reactive toxic by-products of the bio-chemical redox reactions that occur as a part of normal cell metabolism and as a result of exposure to damaging environmental influences. Free radicals attack cells and can cause damage to cell membranes, DNA and proteins. Free radicals are believed to be the cause of a wide range of degenerative diseases.

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Q. What protects the organism from free radicals?

A. The healthy organism is equipped with a built-in defense system designed to neutralize harmful free radicals that attack our tissues and cell components. This system utilizes antioxidants and free radical quenchers, which we obtain from the food and dietary supplements we eat. Lycopene is considered by scientists to be the most effective free radical quencher and antioxidant, and thus an important part of the diet.

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Q. What are the side effects & contraindications of Lycopene?

A. In the various trials conducted till date, no side effects or contraindications have been reported with Lycopene.

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Q. Does Lycopene have any major drug interactions?

A. No, Lycopene has not been reported to have any major drug interactions.

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Q. What is the toxic dose of Lycopene?

A. Lycopene has been given in doses as high as 60 mg/day without any adverse effects.

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Q. Is LycoRed approved by FDA?

A. FDA endorses Lyc-O-Mato® contained in LycoRed as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). FDA allows the sale and consumption of the ingredients that fall under GRAS classification.

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Q. What is the plasma half-life of lycopene?

A. The plasma half-life of lycopene is 16-18 hours.

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Q. What are the plasma levels of lycopene in healthy individuals?

A. Independent studies have shown lycopene levels in healthy individuals to be about 30 mg/dl or 0.8 mM in Human Plasma. In diseased, the levels have been found to be much decreased (almost insignificant levels).

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Q. What is recommended dosage of LycoRed?

A. Recommended dose of LycoRed is 2-4 Caps/day.

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Q. When to start therapy and for how long?

A. There are 3 categories of individuals who can be prescribed LycoRed:

A) All individuals inflicted with the Disease

B) All individuals who are under the "high risk" category

C) Individuals above the age of 40 who lead a stressful life - marketing executives, journalists, working women etc.

Duration of therapy should be as follows -

Category A - to be continued for as long as the disease persists

Category B - for as long as he wants to avoid the disease from manifesting itself

Category C - supplementation for a period of at least 3 months, preferably life-long

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Q. Should lycopene be prescribed as a prophylactic?

A. It depends on the judgement of a doctor. More and more doctors today believe in 'preventive medicine'. Particularly for the 'High risk group' - it is a necessity. In stressed individuals also, it will definitely help as a cell protector.

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Q. Well lets just eat healthy?

A. One will have to eat more than 5 servings of tomatoes/tomato based products, cooked at a high temperature along with sufficient amount of fats to be able to derive any health benefits. On the other hand, eating just a capsule of LycoRed can produce same beneficial effects.

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Q. How much diet is 1 softgel of LycoRed equivalent to?

A. One softgel of LycoRed is equivalent to 3 glasses of tomato juice or 5-10 servings of tomato based products.

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Q. In LycoRed, why are other constituents included besides Lyc-O-Mato®?

A. In LycoRed, Lycopene and the other phytonutrients in Lyc-O-Mato® act as major antioxidants. Vitamin A, Vitamin C & Vitamin E have been added in LycoRed because they act as supportive antioxidant vitamins, thereby increasing the efficacy of the product. Selenium and Zinc Sulphate have been added in LycoRed because they are important constituents of natural antioxidant enzymes found in the body.

Therefore, the combination of Lycopene with safe doses of supportive antioxidant vitamins (Vit. A, Vit. C & Vit. E) & minerals (selenium & Zinc Sulphate) makes LycoRed a highly potent & complete antioxidant formulation.

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Q. Is α -Tocopherol (Vitamin E) contained in LycoRed safe?

A. The dose of Vitamin E used in LycoRed is only l0mg that is very safe. However, at a dose of 50 mg/day or above (as is contained in various other antioxidant formulations), Vitamin E has been found to lead to strokes, as reported by the ATBC trial.

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Q. What does the latest research on Lyc-O-Mato® say?

A. Scientific research has established that carotenoids, like the lycopene, beta-carotene, phytoene and phytofluene and other tomato phytonutrients found in Lyc-O-Mato® , are synergistic to each other and play a vital role in helping to maintain good health. Clinical research clearly indicates that Lyc-O-Mato® helps to support prostate and heart health and helps to protect our skin from sun damage.

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Q. How does Lyc-O-Mato® compare to just plain lycopene?

A. Lyc-O-Mato®  tomato extract contains all the natural richness of the tomato: lycopene, phytoene, phytofluene, beta-carotene, tocopherols and other important bioactive phytochemicals.

Lycopene alone, whether natural - from tomatoes or fungus - or synthetic, is.. just plain lycopene, providing less of a health benefit. It is the synergy of the multi-phytonutrients found in tomatoes, tomato products and in Lyc-O-Mato® that is responsible for the health benefits that have been reported in epidemiological and clinical studies that were conducted on tomatoes and tomato products.

Also important from a practical health perspective are recent scientific findings that indicate that lycopene bioavailability is enhanced by the presence of the other natural phytonutrients that are found in the tomato extract.

 
     
   


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